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I had to share this “whoa” moment.

Happy December everyone!

Recently I was hired to do a presentation via video conference call for a parenting group in Arizona. This group found me on Instagram where I tend to share a lot of developmental nuggets about how music affects a child’s development. I was honored to be asked and accepted the task. Can I just say that I had the BEST TIME? Sharing my passion with a wonderful group of moms was so much fun and rewarding. I hope I left a bit of an impression that trickles down to their precious babies.

I’m not presenting to you today in my blog post, but I did want to share one “whoa” moment to consider as you enter into what tends to be a chaotic time of year. For a child in their first 2000 days, the days between birth and Kindergarten, it is the time when their brain will form the most rapidly in their entire life. I learned (and then subsequently passed it on in my presentation) that a baby’s brain forms synapses (connections) at a rate of 1 MILLION PER SECOND! The actual “whoa” though is the fact that if those synapses aren’t strengthened, they prune and shed. Like, gone forever. brain connectionThe ones that are strengthened, shape who your baby will become as a person. These synapses are formed for vision, hearing, language and cognitive function, and this all happens in the first year of life. Not only that but social and emotional function as well. Each of us is born with the potential to control impulses and be focused but acquiring these skills happens in the early years when these synapses are forming. It helps create a foundation that will carry through a person’s entire life.

Large bodies of research have reported that high quality Birth-8 years learning environments, with regular attendance help build a strong foundation for the forming of these synapses. (NC Early Childhood Foundation)

Okay, you probably see where I’m going with this.

Music is magical.
child playing resonator barIt’s is a multi-sensory activity. When children are engaged with music and movement, their hearing and visual senses are fully engaged. When multiple senses are engaged in an activity, more areas of the brain are activated. The more areas of the brain activated, the more brain connections formed. It is a fact that MUSIC is one of the only activities that activates, stimulates and uses the ENTIRE brain. I think that is fascinating, and exciting.

For the last 18 years, I have been SO PROUD to enhance the lives of families all across Central Florida with the gift of Kindermusik. Kindermusik was created with the idea that in a child’s early years, we can use the best tool EVER to strengthen those synapses so pruning and shedding is minimal.

Okay here’s my pitch. A month of Kindermusik at Grow and Sing Studios is $68. That may seem like a lot, but, considering that your baby is forming 1 million synapses a second right now, and each one of those needs love and care, it’s a pretty good deal.

I have an even BETTER deal! For the month of December, you can attend 2 per week until Christmas at 35% off, PLUS you’ll receive an invitation to our Jingle Jam Holiday Party (our entire team of teachers is singing!). To learn more, fill out the form here, and mention our “New Family December Offer”. We’ll hook you up.

If you decide to wait, we’ll hold back the guilt and encourage you to consider asking for a Kindermusik Gift Certificate so you can join us in 2020. Click here for more on that.

Oh, and if you are reading this from far and wide, and are part of a parenting group I would love to share my presentation with you. I’m for hire! Just contact me and we can chat. Also, you can find a Kindermusik class all around the globe by clicking here.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season, and lots of strong synapse forming days with your child!

xo Holly Holly Lesnick is a Licensed Kindermusik Educator and Studio owner at Grow and Sing Studios, a Bachelor of Music Therapy, mom of 2 and has been married to her husband Will for 21 years. Holly is the Kindermusik International Brand Ambassador for the U.S., and always happy to collaborate with brands and businesses she believes in.

Reference: First 2000 days information found mostly at NC Early Childhood Foundation.

Enter to win a free summer of Kindermusik ($95 credit)!

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Now through February 16, 2014
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Dear Families,

It’s time for Kindermusik International’s 3rd annual  “We Love Kindermusik” week ALL around the world. Kindermusik is enjoyed by so many, in over 70 countries, and once again we can all share our experiences and love for this amazing program together.

“WE LOVE KINDERMUSIK” week is truly intended to be a week of happy reminders of why we all love Kindermusik and most importantly, of all the special people – educators, families, and children – who come together every week to change the world through music…. one child and one song at a time.

Read below for details on how to share the love, and enter to win a FREE SUMMER SEMESTER of KINDERMUSIK (or $95 credit)!

We hope you enjoy sharing the love, and good luck!

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Check out the Grow and Sing Studios WE LOVE KINDERMUSIK 2014 VIDEO featuring our Kindermusik Educators singing in the style of Jimmy Fallon’s classroom instruments segments! It’s fun!
All You Need Is Love with Classroom Instruments (Jimmy Fallon Style) - Kindermusik Version
All You Need Is Love with Classroom Instruments (Jimmy Fallon Style) – Kindermusik Version

“LOVE SOMEBODY” KINDERMUSIK VALENTINES PLAYDATES.  Click here for more information on schedule and signing up!

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You can share the love, and enter into our “We Love Kindermusik” contest in many ways. The more you do, the more entries you will have. Maximum number of entries per person (not per family, hint hint!) is 10. If we reach 3500 likes on facebook , we’ll DOUBLE the prize, and give away a free semester of summer classes (or $95 Grow and Sing Credit for ANY service) to TWO lucky families!!!

Ways to enter:

1. Color a “We Love Kindermusik” coloring sheet. If you are enrolled, you can turn the sheet in to your teacher, or anyone can scan the sheet and post to ourfacebook wallClick here to print coloring sheet.  — 1 entry

2. Refer a friend. Whether you are currently enrolled or not, we want to thank you for sharing the love and telling your friends about Grow and Sing Studios – Kindermusik. If you refer a friend to us and they sign up for a free preview class (reservation is required) you AND your friend receive 2 entries into our contest. Your friend MUST tell us you sent them (and you are welcome to check with us too, to be sure they did!) They can reserve their free preview class by emailing us, or calling 407.970.2774.  — 2 entries

3. “Like” our facebook page, or “share” our page with your friends and have them LIKE us! You are welcome to let us know you did this  (and give us your friends name so we can verify) so we can be sure to enter your name. In order to receive this entry, your friend MUST like our page (and click on get notifications so they can see our posts!).  One entry per verified friend, so you could get your max entries right here! :) Be sure when you share you make it public so we can see it! If we reach 3500 likes by the end of this contest, we’ll double the prizes given out! — 1 entry

4. Post on our facebook page WHY you love Kindermusik. –3 entries

5. MEGA BONUS entry – Post a video or photo to our facebook page of your children or family telling us or showing us why you love Kindermusik. You will automatically receive 2 entries in our contest, and, the Grow and Sing Studios staff will be voting for their favorite and that winner will automatically win a free summer semseter. Creativity counts!  — 4 entries in general contest  PLUS a chance to win free semester when Grow and Sing studios staff vote for their favorite!

We will be keeping close track of entries, and submit your name accordingly. However, if you are striving to get the maximum number of entries, please be sure you let us know exactly how many and WHERE your entries are, so we can verify and get your amount right! Do not send us several emails to verify, just wait until you are done and then send us one. Thank you! The contest begins now and will close at 11:59pm Sunday, February 16, 2014. Prize may be gifted to someone else if you are not able to use it. Each prize value is  $95 and can be used for any of our services throughout 2014. Maximum number of entries per person (not per family!) is 10. Winners for our general contest will be chosen by random draw with the exception of the bonus entry (video/photo) contest which will be chosen by our staff. Winners will be announced sometime during the week of February 17th on our facebook page so be sure to like our page and select get notifications so you don’t miss the announcement of winners.



Kindermusik works! Check out the research! Visit the Benefits of Kindermusikpage for information on how Kindermusik helps your child learn, grow, and develop. Then, visit our website to learn more about our award winning classes around Central Florida, along with our piano lessons in the East Orlando area.
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Grow and Sing studios has been honored with the Conductors Circle Top 1% in the World Maestro Award. This award ranks us at #20 out of over 5000 programs worldwide. 
Maestro Award Recipient – 6 years
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Each School Year includes 32 active weeks of classes with some scheduled weeks off which are noted below.

SCHOOL YEAR 2022 – 2023
School Year begins  – Sept 5, 2022
Kindermusik Virtual+ begins – September 12, 2022
OFF – Thanksgiving week – Nov. 21 – 25, 2022
OFF – Holiday/Winter break – Dec. 19, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
School Year Resumes after Winter Break – Jan 9, 2023
OFF – Spring Break – March 13 – 19, 2023
School Year ends – May 19, 2023

Classes held in-person and virtually. Click here to view options.

LOOKING AHEAD: Our 2023-2024 School Year will be 35 weeks long running from August 2023 through May 2024.
Begins – August 14th, 2023
$75 per month



Our Summer is a 6 week fun filled session (with some scheduled weeks off which are noted below).

Summer – 6 weeks
For: UCF/Oviedo, Winter Park, Winter Garden, Baldwin Park and Port Orange

Summer begins – June 5
OFF – July 3 – 7 – Happy July 4th Break!
OFF – July 17 – 21 – Kindermusik Educators will be out at a professional development retreat

Summer ends – July 28

Summer – 6 weeks
For: Lake Nona
Week 1 – Thursday, June 1
Week 2 – Thursday, June 8
Week 3 – Thursday, June 22
Week 4 – Thursday, July 6
Week 5 – MONDAY, July 17
Week 6 – Thursday, July 27
Please note that the Lake Nona class dates are different than the other locations due to availability at the Lake Nona Performance Club!

Classes held in-person and virtually. Click here to view options.